Youth Services

Questions? Contact Resource and Healing AdvocateHoward Ruan, at

Resource & Healing Advocacy Support

YEPP continually supports its participants with necessary resources pertaining to housing, employment, education, clothing, physical health, medical services, legal services, obtaining vital records, and other basic needs. We aim to address the many and various needs of youth experiencing homelessness as much as we are able.

Chicago Youth Mutual Aid (CYMA)

The Chicago Youth Mutual Aid, best known as CYMA, is an effort born from the collaboration of five Black and Brown grassroots led organizations in Chicago serving youth and their families: Assata's DaughtersChicago Freedom SchoolCircles & CyphersStreet Youth Rise Up and Youth Empowerment Performance Project.  Even though this effort was created as a response of COVID-19, these organizations are invested in continuing this project in the long term.

If you are a community member that would like to support CYMA efforts, here two ways you can contribute:

                       1) Supporting with Donations: click here for the List of Needs. 

                       2) Becoming a CYMA Volunteer- please email CYMA Co-Coordinator Pat Frazier at